Developmental Delay

Developmental Delay Diagnosis and Treatment in Kolhapur

Developmental delay

Developmental delay

Developmental delay refers to a collective range of challenges that children may face while reaching their developmental milestones. Developmental delays can become apparent in various areas including speech and motor skills, cognitive abilities, social-emotional development, etc. although every child has its own unique developmental growth, attaining certain developmental milestones at the given age is an obligation.


Developmental delay has various causes including -

  • Maternal infections during pregnancy TORCH infection
  • Birth injury / birth asphyxia
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Genetic /chromosomal abnormalities
  • CNS infection
  • Metabolic causes


There are several evident symptoms of developmental delay such as -

  • Delay in gross motor milestones like delay in holding neck,rolling over,sitting ,walking etc.
  • Poor or delayed language skills.
  • Problem understanding in what others say.
  • Speech problems. (unclear speech).
  • Difficulty in remembering things and solving problems.
  • Inability to connect actions with consequences.
  • Among the above mentioned, the most witnessed symptom of developmental delay in a child is poor language and speech skills.


  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Cognitive & behavioral therapy
  • Medication